For example, Hawaii had sandalwood. Sandalwood had a lot of value in China, according to History.com. Sandalwood from Hawaii could then be sold to China and all of the profit would go to America, therefore increasing its economy. Hawaii also had sugar to offer. The sugar industry was big and brought in a lot of money, America saw this as an opportunity to obviously increase the economy.
Another factor would be through the help of president Theodore Roosevelt and his “Big Stick” diplomacy. Additionally, the US victory in the Spanish-American war also helped us rise to power. In sum, America emerged into becoming a world power through the annexation
This new goal hasn’t changed since it’s inception in the 1920’s and is a primary concern today next to national security. The primary cause of such a surge in power can be linked back to the citizens of the United States, they were heavily dependent on the government for solutions to their problems and so long as the solutions provided resulted in comfortable living and the consequences were never questioned. And so long as people remain heavily reliant on the government escaping the grasp of a powerful government doesn’t seem
Today, this aspect of the First Amendment still attracts people to our country. It is also one of the many reasons why the United States is referred to as “The Melting Pot”. Additionally, we are guaranteed the right to petition the government. This simply means that we can present requests to the government without fear of punishments or reprisals.
Socioeconomic obstacles impede the academic achievement of students. “Hispanics have poverty rates that are two to nearly three times higher than whites; and 40 percent of their population is foreign born” (“Hispanics: Special Education and English Language Learners”). Living in poverty affects educational attainment. There is a gap in the educational outcomes because of socioeconomic status (SES). Moreover, the American Psychological Association (APA) states, “large gaps remain when minority education attainment is compared to that of Caucasian Americans”.
It has cost us, taxpayers, billions of dollars out of your pockets; this is leaving only 1% of US citizens own almost the wealth of America. Our own government has given contracts to corporations in the Military complex. Corporations make billions of dollars while paying foreign workers a low amount close to nothing. Corporate power has become out of control. Their power to change laws and regulations has given them access like it never had before.
Cooper, argues that overseas expansion is positive because it will unite Americans around a common cause, helping to bring whites and blacks together. Cooper’s purpose in Document 1 is to promote expansionism as a way to unite Americans and to create a more unified culture in America. Cooper’s purpose is significant because it supports overseas expansion because of expansion’s domestic cultural benefits: overseas expansion will create a more unified United States. Document 3 also supports overseas expansion because of its potential social impacts. In it, President William McKinley argues that overseas expansion will be culturally beneficial to the Philippines because it will educate and Christianize Filipinos, improving Filipino culture.
For the reason that the U.S government had earlier supported Spain in their war against the Cuban people. The United States also benefited largely from the Spanish-American War which the U.S referred to as “splendid little War”. The “Treaty of Paris” gave the United States more territory which allowed them to expand both economically and graphically. The war was a turning point for the; for it rebirthed the U.S as a twentieth-century world power. They also establish predominance in the Caribbean region, which allowed them to trade with other countries around the world in a profligate period.
In fact, nearly every colony had a representative assembly with elected officials. It was partially due to this political independence that Americans to began forge a distinctive identity that was separate from Britain’s Parliament. However, there were other factors that contributed to the growth of a new American identity. The American and British victory in the French and Indian War was a sure sign to the Americans that is they were to unite together they could manage to defeat their enemies. The victory provided a huge boost American morale and promoted patriotism throughout the colonies.
Illegal immigrants are a major part of the US labor force and have been an important source of low-skilled labor supply to the US economy for many decades. The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that the number of unauthorized immigrants in the US labor force was 8.3 million in 2008, up from 6.3 million in 2003 but down slightly from the 2007 peak of 8.5 million. And there are currently 11.9 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States, with an average of 500,000 new entrants arriving annually over the last decade. (Passel and Cohn, A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States, 2009).
Because a lot of natives fail to get an education they still suffer economically. In particular, their employment rates are far below those of whites. “Typically, Tribal and Federal governments are the largest employers on the reservations. Many households are overcrowded and earn only social security, disability or veteran 's income” (Aid). The lack of jobs and economic opportunity mean that, depending on the reservation, a lot of adults on reservations are unemployed.
The American Civil War positively benefited modern society by driving social changes and spawning economic growth that shaped the country into the superpower it is today. First of all, the social changes brought on by the Civil War laid the foundation that made America great. Up until the Civil War, America was still known as 'experimenting ' with freedom for all. In fact, there was not freedom for all men until the Civil War ended. The war validated the social aspects of equality and made them not just words on a page but living breathing actions.
According to a new study by Bas W. van Doorn, a political science professor at College of Wooster in Ohio. Doorn studied 474 stories about American poverty from 1992 all the way to 2010. Within the images that were ran alongside these stories, African American people were overrepresented. They appeared in a little more than half images that were portrayed while only making for about 25 percent of Americans below the poverty line. Latinos, however account for 23 percent of the poor but were underrepresented seeing that on they only appeared in about 13 percent of the images.